December 16: Angora Français

French angora is so exquisite, it really is in a class of its own. Angora is from the angora breed of rabbit, not to be confused with the angora goat.
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Angora goats give us mohair. Angora yarn comes from fluffy bunny rabbits.
The fur is plucked or brushed from the rabbit by hand as they molt. It can be a time consuming process, in that one needs to pluck the fur before it falls into the cage, becoming matted.
Whenever you see low-cost angora, especially in ready-to-wear, one should be concerned. I once spied a cheap angora sweater in Walmart, that caused me to raise an eyebrow. Cheap, mass produced angora is too good to be true. In China unscrupulous breeders will shear and mistreat these cute little bunnies. Europe has even had issues with bad breeders. That’s not cool. And that’s how they get angora on the cheap.
Anny Blatt sources its angora from the most reputable breeders in France, with high ethical standards. So you can rest assured that the fur for your yarn was gently plucked by hand.
Absolu
Anny Blatt’s ABSOLU is one of the loveliest angoras I have ever seen. From some of the oldest breeds of French Angora rabbits, available in completely natural shades. They are gorgeous!
French Cowl
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One skein will knit this French Cowl from designer Angela Juergens. It is a free download on Raverly!
Today I am going to treat one lucky reader to a skein of this most luxurious yarn. Simply state which color of ABSOLU you would like to win. You can see the colors here. You have until midnight.
À demain mes amis!

 

38 Comments

  • Stephenia D

    16.12.2017 at 01:05 Reply

    Vision

  • Teresa

    16.12.2017 at 05:46 Reply

    Renard

  • Machelle

    16.12.2017 at 07:21 Reply

    That looks so soft. Persan please.

  • Patrizia

    16.12.2017 at 07:37 Reply

    This angora yarn is to die for. I love Persan, this beautiful light grey. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  • Cheryl

    16.12.2017 at 08:05 Reply

    With a lusious yarn like this, must have Caviar. Gorgeous!

  • Sheri Blaylock

    16.12.2017 at 08:09 Reply

    I have heard about these bunnies! Maybe you can get some for the farm!!! Renard is my favorite. Merci…

  • Ellen McKenzie

    16.12.2017 at 08:34 Reply

    OMG—so beautiful!!! Love Persian but would be thrilled with any color! Thanks (your 24 days gets better every year)!

  • Melissa Ryan

    16.12.2017 at 08:58 Reply

    Si jolie! Comme c’est charmant mon ami! Wouldn’t that cowl look lovely in any of those colors! The #438 Persan would be my choice.

  • Courtney Wilson

    16.12.2017 at 09:21 Reply

    Persan

  • Bernadette Ray

    16.12.2017 at 09:35 Reply

    Cavier

  • Patricia Riden

    16.12.2017 at 09:46 Reply

    Renard

  • LeAnn Peterson

    16.12.2017 at 09:54 Reply

    I choose caviar.

  • Edwyna Honderich

    16.12.2017 at 09:56 Reply

    Persan

  • Sarah Bailey

    16.12.2017 at 10:19 Reply

    Beautiful! Persan please!

  • Jennifer Dodd

    16.12.2017 at 10:31 Reply

    Person is lovely. I really adore this 24 Days of SWAK, it Is full of great information.

  • Cari Deen

    16.12.2017 at 10:46 Reply

    Caviar is my favorite.

  • Elise

    16.12.2017 at 11:03 Reply

    Renard is so light and fluffy!

  • Nicole Acuna

    16.12.2017 at 11:07 Reply

    I love the Caviar shade! This yarn looks soooo cuddly!

  • Susan Phillips

    16.12.2017 at 11:14 Reply

    Xavier, please. I am lovin’ your intros to all these fabulous fibers!

  • Renee

    16.12.2017 at 11:28 Reply

    I love the Persan, though my husband votes for the Caviar.

  • Pattye McAbee

    16.12.2017 at 11:40 Reply

    #438 Persan, s’il vous plait.

  • Tammy Adamson

    16.12.2017 at 11:41 Reply

    Caviar

  • Mary

    16.12.2017 at 11:51 Reply

    Ooh-la-la Vision
    S’il vous plaît

  • Vicky Marshall

    16.12.2017 at 13:30 Reply

    I would love the caviar!

  • Beth Seeliger

    16.12.2017 at 14:25 Reply

    I love #438 Persan!

  • Jennifer Walker

    16.12.2017 at 15:41 Reply

    Caviar! They are all beautiful!

  • Lynn lester

    16.12.2017 at 16:50 Reply

    Oh my!!! Persian is to die for.

  • Heidi

    16.12.2017 at 17:26 Reply

    All are beautiful. I would like to try Persan.

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    16.12.2017 at 17:53 Reply

    vision

  • Shawndalynn Wilkinson

    16.12.2017 at 18:46 Reply

    Oh persan is beautiful

  • Carolyn Munholland

    16.12.2017 at 18:50 Reply

    You are so generous. Person is beautiful

  • Donna miller

    16.12.2017 at 18:54 Reply

    I love Renard. I might just pet it❤️

  • Linda W.

    16.12.2017 at 19:03 Reply

    My heart is drawn to pretty much anything French, and I love that these rabbits are treated humanely! “Persian” is my favorite.

  • Cassie

    16.12.2017 at 19:16 Reply

    Caviar

  • Holly Hankins

    16.12.2017 at 19:36 Reply

    Persan please! This yarn is worth every penny.

  • Brandie Ferguson

    16.12.2017 at 20:22 Reply

    Vision

    • knorthup

      17.12.2017 at 09:03 Reply

      Congratulations Brandie! You’re the winner. I have your prize aside for you. Please pick it up by January 31, or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

      • Brandie Ferguson

        17.12.2017 at 23:03 Reply

        Thank you!

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